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Originally posted by cosmicpixie
I don't know why so many people STILL refuse to see that Satan was an invention of the bible writers based on the older Sumerian battle between Enlil (god) and Enki (god's adversary)
The Myth of Satan
The Origin of The Devil
Misunderstanding who Lucifer actually was
Or to view the evidence suggesting reincarnation WAS supported in the Bible
Reincarnation in the Bible
The above looks into the NT , but there is an even greater wealth of evidence within the books that were banned from making it into the final edit.
You are all going around in circles.
3 Then He spoke many things to them in parables . . . 10 And the disciples came and said to Him, "Why do You speak to them in parables?" 11 He answered and said to them, "Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. 12 For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. 13 Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.
Originally posted by Blue_Jay33
Short from God's perspective would be approximately a century or 100 years, but of course it could be a little less or a little more he is not bound to any specific number, you could easily add a couple of decades to that.
GALATIANS 3:6 . . . Abraham "believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." 7 Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, "In you all the nations shall be blessed." 9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.
Originally posted by Shadow14
Originally posted by spellbound
reply to post by Welfhard
My theory - probably nuts, is that God did let Satan have the earth, that Jesus was the son of God, and that we are therefore living in Satan's kingdom, which is hell on earth.
Look around at all the evil and suffering in the world - Satan must be thrilled.
I beleive the same thing as u. You are correct God did let Satan live here after he was banished from Gods Kingdom but that will all change soon when he is banished from the earth and will no longer be able to deceive mankind.
Originally posted by Blue_Jay33
reply to post by Burginthorn
What you experienced is called a "Demon Attack" not hell, and the reason was because your roommate opened a channel to them with all his stuff on witchcraft. Not smart, not smart at all, they are real.
Originally posted by Simplynoone
[The dead simply are dead]
They may be just dead now ...and then when ALL the dead are raised at the great white throne judgment then they wont be just dead anymore
Dan 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame [and] everlasting contempt.
The state of nothingness has to be ruled out because
How can you feel everlasting contempt and everlasting shame ..if when your dead your dead ..
But after the final resurection (after the thousand year reign ) .......they wont be just dead after that ..otherwise they would not feel shame and everlasting contempt unless they have a state of awareness ......